Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota narrowly averted a disaster here in the first quarter after tailback Adrian Peterson fumbled for the NFL-worst ninth time this season.
Peterson fumbled on a third-and-1 play at the New York Giants' 42-yard line, but tight end Jim Kleinsasser won the battle for the ball at the bottom of the pile. Peterson then limped out of the game, and backup Chester Taylor has helped the Vikings into scoring position.
Peterson remains on the sideline as the second quarter begins.
Early on Sunday, Chicago isn't looking to make things easy. The Bears are leading Houston, 10-0.
More wireless/broadband issues here in the Metrodome press box. We'll do our best to bring you as many updates as we can.